Bead Earrings(391 items)
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Absolutely! Jewelry is an art form that allows makers to express their individuality and cultural influences, and certain designs are used to represent important symbols. For example, Central American artisans incorporate traditional figures, glyphs, and pre-Hispanic folklore. In Mexico, the famous work of artists Angel Ortiz, Maria Belen Nilson, and Rosa Rojo highlight the beauty of Aztec, Mayan and Teotihuacan civilizations. In Peru, powerful symbols, like the Andean chakana, are used to represent humanitys union with the cosmos. Indian artists are extremely tied to their faith and spirituality. Earring designs include chakra gemstones, motifs of Lord Ganesha, and other spiritual imagery. In Bali, the Om symbol is prevalent, as well as the mythological panther-like Barong image, which is seen as a protector spirit. Designs pulled from the natural world, like animal figures, feathers, plants, as well as stones, are used in almost every culture, which then infuses them with their own particular meanings.
Yes! We offer a wide selection of earrings that are made from eco-friendly materials. Cow bone, water buffalo horn, fabric, recycled paper, wood, palm leaf and coconut shells, just to name a few. Product descriptions always list materials used, so be sure to read about each product to discover how artisans are working to ensure sustainability and environmental consciousness.
There is no best when it comes to handmade earrings. However, certain materials lend themselves well to jewelry. Silver and gold, for example, are frequently used to make earrings because of their luster and shine. Each region puts its own unique touch on the art of earring-making. Most use some combination of silver, gold, gemstones, wooden or glass beads, and bones. Some regions, like West Africa, have found ways to introduce up-cycling into the jewelry-making process. Recycled plastic and paper beads, as well as coconut shells are commonly integrated into beautiful works of earring art. Whatever materials used, quality and safety are always our top priorities. Each pair of earrings is tested to ensure its safety. If you do have sensitive skin, you may consider rhodium plated earrings, as rhodium is completely hypoallergenic. You can always find all relevant information about materials in the product description.
Featured Reviews on Bead Earrings
Glimmery and lovely
Coordinate with a leopard outfit I have. These earrings top it off to perfection. I m a “bigger” gal and they don t get lost in my hair: they are so feminine and beautiful. Well made and lightweight. They are comfortable to wear.
Flattering Blue Tassle Earrings
I love how these earrings pop through my hair when I wear it down and even more when its up. I love this color of blue and the porcelain detail is gorgeous. I love that they are light and dont drag on my earlobes.
These Frida Kahlo earrings are beautifully crafted and wearing them is a great way to remember this wonderful artist!
Adriana Trejo Handcrafted seed bead jewelry
"I craft jewelry with tiny colorful seed beads we call 'chaquira.' I learned from my parents and they were taught by their grandparents; this family art has been handed down for generations."
I am very grateful because you allow me to give work to members of my family and to continue supporting their growth. This is vitally important to me. That, and having time with my daughters.
You have helped our sales grow, and they now represent 50 percent... read more
Popular Bead Earrings
Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Beaded Cluster Earrings, "Beautiful Glam"$17.99
Falling below beaded clusters of lapis lazuli, cultured pearl, and glass, two faceted gemstones of white and blue lapis lazuli total 27 carats. Thai artisan Nareerat creates these beautiful earrings, which swing from hooks of sterling silver.
Beaded Dangle Earrings with Garnet and Carnelian, "Tropical Oasis"$14.99
Conjuring a tropical oasis, Nareerat selects bright, cheerful colors for these pretty earrings. She crafts them by hand, threading garnet, carnelian, and globes of blue-green synthetic stones on golden silk threads. The colorful clusters hang from sterling silver hooks.
Agate and Red Resin Beaded Cluster Earrings from India, "Fiery Combination"$9.99
Displaying a vibrant red color with maroon veins, two pieces of resin are displayed below beautiful agate clusters that display various hues of orange. Indian artisan Sabir creates these fiery dangle earrings, which are crafted with gleaming brass.